The Black Solicitors Network (BSN) and the Law Society have responded to the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minnesota last week.

Floyd, a 46-year old black man, lost his life after being arrested by four Minneapolis police officers on 25 May following an allegation of using a forged bank note.

During the arrest he was restrained for almost nine minutes by white police officer Derek Chauvin, who used his knee to apply pressure to Floyd’s neck.

Chauvin failed to alter the unorthodox restraint technique despite Floyd’s repeated complaint that he was unable to breathe.

Floyd’s death has sent shockwaves across the US and sparked rioting in many states, as well as a number of European citie...

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